Google introduced the so-called Pixel Feature Drop late last year after the launch of the flagship Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones.
Thanks to the Pixel Feature Drop, the search giant is able to roll out exclusive features and enhancements to eligible Google Pixel phones, but some of those features end up in non-pixels.
One of these features is known as “Flip To Silence,” which first appeared in the beta of Google Phone in April 2020 and has since been rolled out widely to other Android devices.
As the name suggests, the “Flip To Silence” feature allows Android users to place the phone face down on a flat surface to mute the ringtone of an incoming phone call.
This is a very handy feature, especially when you are in a meeting or even in class and your phone suddenly decides to ring. A quick switch to your desk or table and the sound is immediately muted.
This should save you some time and maybe one click to mute the ringer for incoming calls. Unfortunately, this feature is not available to everyone.
As stated at the beginning, not all Android users have always had access to “Flip To Silence”. First, it was limited to pixels, and although it’s now widely released, only devices with the Google Phone app have it. Or maybe not.
Redmi note 9s Flip phone with silent incoming call not working. Flip mode active In the configuration of the call application But does not work
According to a popular Xiaomi Mi Forum moderator, “Flip To Silence” is not available for all eligible devices due to a known issue.
This statement came in response to a worried Redmi Note 9S user who has been looking at the feature for some time, but it is not working on their handset.
It’s a problem with the Google dialer app. The problem is present on all devices including the Android One series. This is a known issue and hopefully Google fixes it soon.
As it stands, the option to turn on ‘Flip To Silence’ is apparently present in the Phone app, but not even toggle it to toggle the feature into action.
The feature seems to work pretty well on my Android One powered Nokia 6.1, but according to the Mi Forum moderator’s statement above, the Google Phone app has a bug that made the feature unusable.
In fact, it is alleged that Google is aware of this bug and should provide a solution. But wait, this statement was made in mid-September, so it’s possible the issue has been fixed in newer versions of the Phone app.
Having said that, we would like to know from our readers if the ‘Flip To Silence’ option is available on your Google Phone app and if so, is it fulfilling its intended function as a result?
You can submit your comments via the Twitter poll below, but it’s also possible to share more thoughts in the comments section below.
[Poll] Have you activated “Flip To Silence” on your Android phone?
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